So, I’m grading papers right now. Some of you may know that I occasionally teach a class at BYU. It’s a science fiction and fantasy themed creative writing class–the same class where, incidentally, I once learned about publishing.
The toughest part about the class is grading papers. I’m critical enough that I can always find something to say about a piece, and I do think I have good advice for the students. However, I have real troubles deciding which work of that level is better than the ones around it. Plus, I absolutely hate giving grades. It’s annoying. (Sigh.)